Brinn Clutter is a high school student at Michigan Connections Academy (MICA). At MICA, Brinn is able to purse her athletic passion while still receiving a high-quality education. Her mom shares more below.
“Brinn decided to attend MICA after she made Northern Michigan her permanent home last summer. She had attended a virtual school in Ohio for six years, so she was determined to continue this type of education in Michigan. After we researched many options, MICA became the obvious choice and best match.
Brinn requires a flexible schedule because she is a competitive ski racer in the central region of the USSA (United States Ski and Snowboard Association). She travels frequently for training and racing and has a demanding training and competition schedule. Fortunately, MICA’s flexible schedule allows Brinn to work at her own pace and travel so that she can competitively ski race. The individual interactions with her teachers and connecting with her classmates is icing on the cake.
Brinn’s favorite subjects are math and social studies. She likes math because every problem has a definitive answer. Everyone may reach that answer in a different way, but the result is always the same. She likes social studies because it taught her that a she can think outside the box as long as she has the facts to support her argument. Brinn loves her teachers and communicates with them on a regular basis. With a family whose background is in education, she realizes that the learning that takes place with these master teachers is irreplaceable. Without her teachers’ support and encouragement, her success both in and out of the classroom would not be possible.
Brinn believes that other students should consider MICA because MICA allows for a flexible schedule to accommodate life, and the teachers are not only qualified, but they are also compassionate, involved, and willing to go the extra mile for their students. Academically, any student can be taught at any level in order reach their potential. The possibility to travel and work, pursue other interests, maintain educational goals even with health issues, and investigate a wide variety of courses of study with caring, supportive teachers in a safe environment make MICA a unique educational opportunity.
Outside of school, Brinn enjoys spending time with her friends, powder skiing, dancing and singing, fishing, reading, listening to music, playing board and card games, attending youth group, and having movie nights. She stays in touch with friends through text messages, emails, video chats, phone calls, and get-togethers!”
The teachers are not only qualified, but they are also compassionate, involved, and willing to go the extra mile for their students.